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Rose D. Gapinski

September 15, 1964 — February 27, 2021

Madison- Rose D. Gapinski, age 56, passed away as a result of a tragic auto accident on Saturday, February 27, 2021. She was born in Milwaukee on September 15, 1964, the daughter of Arthur and Dolores Gapinski. Rose attended St. Alexander Elementary School, St. Mary's Academy, and UW Madison where she achieved her Master's Degree in Library of Science. Rose worked at the University where she met her future husband, Al Schueller, aka "LP." Rose and Al had a once-in-a-lifetime love for each other, they were married on September 15, 2012.

Rose loved bicycling, beading, bowling and crossword puzzles. She was a killer at playing Scrabble and Boggle with Al. Animals were drawn to her gentle touch, especially dogs. Rose traveled to Europe, parts of Asia and all over the US. She enjoyed many joyful moments with friends.

Rose had great taste in music and "had moves" on the dance floor, she was a natural! She was super flexible, strong willed, thoughtful, and very generous. She was passionate about researching for the truth and sharing ideals she believed in.

Rose is survived by her husband, Al; sister, Annette; nephews, Alex (Kelsey) and John "Arty" (Elisa); great niece, Charlotte "Charlie"; many cousins; and numerous Schueller family members. She was preceded in death by her parents, aunts and uncles. A Celebration of Rose's life is planned for September 2021, with date and time to be announced.

Send memorials to your local Humane Society or ASPCA.

A special thank you to all of the first responders, to Kim and Troy Hoeppner, to the kindness of neighbors, and to all of Al and Rose's family members for their support at this difficult time.

Please share your memories of Rose by posting on her Tribute Wall at:
Informed Choice Funeral & Cremation Alternatives
3325 E. Washington Avenue, Madison
(608) 249-6758
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